The variety and number of technical standards across the publishing industry is diverse and significant. Continuous developments in software for workflows, content formats, data presentation and tracking, and analytics, result in frequent reviews of existing standards and often the development of new standards.
The Australian Publishers Association not only provides advice to members on standards but through its participation in international forums, committees and working groups it enables the membership to engage in the reviews and developments.
It is not practical or necessary to describe all the technical standards in use within the industry globally. We have provided information about the main standards and as necessary these will be updated, with others added as their importance to members' activity grows. Online community forums will be created for members on topics such as standards and metadata in the near future, advice of which will be circulated through our newsletter.
For information on the standards listed here select from the menu to the right.